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Sam Munson

Sam Munson

Sam Munson is the author of “The November Criminals.”

For victory in the American Bar Association's best law blog contest, that is. Walter Olson, of the Manhattan Institute, started overlawyered as a way of...

There's a lot going on at contentions about the NIE, but make sure to check out Gabriel Schoenfeld's tackling of the same subject over at...

I admire Christopher Hitchens as a fierce critic of Islamist violence, and his thunderbolts against organized religion are unfailingly entertaining. But he makes a couple...

Yesterday evening, Natan Sharansky—dissident, democracy activist, former Deputy PM of Israel, author of (among other things) the upcoming Defending Identity, and one of the most...

Roberto Bolaño, the author of the much-lauded novels The Savage Detectives and 2666 (the latter still unfinished at the time of his death in 2003),...

This week's Economist, in a long and intelligent piece about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his political fortunes, offers up a rather inflammatory comparison (and an instant...

That's what Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Avigdor Lieberman thinks Annapolis will be. (That and "a terrific cocktail party.") Judging by the way Olmert, after Bush's...

You've proven sufficiently adept at aiding and abetting free political discourse (no doubt exuding decadent Western sexual mores all the while) to require being banned...

Today, President Bush has awarded the National Humanities Medal to a number of important contributors to American intellectual life. We're delighted to say that five...

contentions contributor Max Boot has an excellent piece in today's New York Times, applauding the State Department's decision to send—will they or nill they—50 foreign...

Norman Mailer died early this morning. Mailer had a six-decade career as a novelist, opening with his best-selling debut The Naked and the Dead and...

To vote for contentions as Best New Blog! The ballot's here....